News broke earlier this week that Victoria's Secret has inducted it's newest class of ten Angels — the biggest in its history. Joining the ranks of women like Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio and Candice Swanepoel, these models, many of whom just walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the first time late last year, have received one of the industry's highest honors and most coveted contracts, so it's only right that they celebrate a little.
While the new Angels were on set with go-to VS photographer Russell James on Wednesday, five of the models — Stella Maxwell, Sara Sampaio, Kelly Grigorieva, Taylor Hill and Jasmine Tookes — shot a black and white tribute to one of the most famous fashion images around: Herb Ritts's classic portrait of Stephanie Seymour, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz and Naomi Campbell shot in 1989. The ladies are seated together nude, covered up by only a tangle of strategically placed arms and legs. It's a bold image, and an even more bold statement: That these fledgling models have what it takes to become the next generation of supers. VS plans to roll out more exclusive images on social media leading up to its first International Bombshells' Day, which falls on May 2.
Do you think the Angels' tribute lives up to the original?